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Dermatofibroma and halo dermatitis


Schofield, C and Weedon, D and Kumar, S, Dermatofibroma and halo dermatitis, Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 53, (2) pp. 145-147. ISSN 0004-8380 (2012) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-0960.2010.00726.x


The occurrence of a halo of dermatitis surrounding acquired naevi was initially reported by Meyerson in 1971 with histological features of focal spongiosis, parakeratosis, irregular acanthosis and a lymphocytic infiltrate in the upper dermis. When the same inflammatory reaction occurs around other lesions it is referred to as the Meyerson phenomenon or halo dermatitis. We report a rare case of the Meyerson phenomenon occurring around a dermatofibroma in a 69-year-old woman. This case highlights that the phenomenon may occur in a broad range of clinical scenarios and is not limited to acquired naevi in young adults.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Oncology and carcinogenesis
Research Field:Cancer diagnosis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Schofield, C (Miss Clare Schofield)
ID Code:84975
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2013-06-07
Last Modified:2013-06-21

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